01 Oct

I can see right through you

Henry Wolf Collection Box 7 Folder 73: Course announcement for the School of Visual Arts, c. 1964

Henry Wolf Collection Box 7 Folder 73: Course announcement for the School of Visual Arts, c. 1964

Henry Wolf created this School of Visual Arts course announcement for his friend, photographer Melvin Sokolsky. Sokolsky was a member of a remarkable group of photographers Wolf employed as art director of Harper’s Bazaar beginning in 1958. (Sokolsky continued to work for the magazine after Wolf departed to art direct Show; see here for Sokolsky’s gorgeous 1963 bubble series).

While at Show, Wolf first used an x-ray in a less literal fashion in a striking cover for the Valentine’s Day issue.

Henry Wolf Collection Box 6E: Cover from Show magazine, February 1963.

Wolf returned to an x-rayed skull sometime later in a magazine advertisement for Xerox. I don’t know for certain, but I’m guessing the photography here was Wolf’s work.

Henry Wolf Collection Box 7 Folder 85 : Advertisement for Xerox, undated.

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